Examination of a short English version of the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale

Melissa A. Cyders, Andrew K. Littlefield, Scott Coffey, Kenny A. Karyadi

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Abstract

The current study examines a recently developed short English version of the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale. Participants were 251 undergraduate students (59.3% male; mean age. = 21.16 (SD= 4.18); 72% Caucasian). The short version generally replicated the internal consistency (0.74-0.88 across subscales) and inter-scale correlations of the full English UPPS-P. Moreover, the estimated loss of shared variance was small (0%-6.4% reductions across subscales) as compared to a 66% time-savings. Structural equation modeling replicated previously supported factor structures and relationships to external outcomes using the full UPPS-P. This short UPPS-P scale should be considered a valid and reliable alternative to the full UPPS-P in English-speaking non-clinical adult samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1372-1376
Number of pages5
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Impulsivity
  • Risky behaviors
  • Short form

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